Julien Wetterwald

Encrypting using gpg from Java

Recently, we worked with a third-party that had trouble reading files encrypted using the Bouncy Castle’s OpenPGP implementation. We ended up deciding to rely directly on the GNU Privacy Guard’s OpenPGP implementation. As I didn’t find any working example on the web, I figured that the following piece of code might end up being useful […]

February 23, 2011

Eyal

Continuous Deployment for Data, Not Just Services

Last week, I made a mistake which caused some pages of our website to be unavailable for several minutes. I was developing a new feature that allows our customers to see how the money managers of our platform have been sticking to their investing strategy in the past, which we consider a key ingredient in […]

February 22, 2011

Jared

Bulletproof Rails Asset Caching

We’ve been using Rails at Wealthfront for nearly two years and we love it, but there’s no denying that, out of the box, Rails asset caching is broken. Below we’ll identify the problems, define requirements for a successful strategy, and then describe how we meet those requirements at Wealthfront. Background For the uninitiated, the term […]

February 18, 2011

John Hitchings

Write Internal Tools: Business in the Front, Party in the Back

If you find yourself fortunate to work for a company that values your time as a commodity too precious for repetitive and boring tasks (see #6 of wealthfront’s values), then your team will hopefully dedicate significant time not only on the great features you offer your customers, but also on developing the tools that help […]

February 14, 2011

Ian Atha

Video Recording & Slides: Psychology of Testing by Misko Hevery

A few weeks ago, as part of our “Lean Startup for Geeks” series of talks, we hosted Miško Hevery. Miško, who has inspired countless engineers to test effectively, spoke about the Psychology of Testing. Enjoy his slides and a recording of his presentation! Check out our next talk in the “Lean Startup for Geeks” series […]

February 09, 2011

Pascal-Louis Perez

Why Culture is Key

Typically, entrepreneurs seek three things: changing the world, financial success and creating a unique organization that will last for decades. The opportunity to shape a company’s culture, values and treatment of its customers is one of the most exciting elements of joining a startup early. When I decided to join Wealthfront in 2007, I saw […]

February 02, 2011